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Concussion laws help, but may be only partial solution

from The Patriot Ledger

In just five years, 49 states have passed laws to raise awareness about concussions and ensure proper treatment of head injuries in young athletes. The rapid spread of "return-to-play" laws came after long-term brain damage was revealed in several former National Football League players, raising alarm at the local level that young athletes needed more protection and care in dealing with concussions. Experts believe the new laws, which focus on education, are just a first step, as there are no penalties in place to ensure their effectiveness. more

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